so im checking out stroker kits and i notice they only really come with cranks pistons and connecting rods, i know im going to need more then just that to rebuild my engine, what should i be buying
im building, im in my second year of auto at the local college,and they got a massive engine building class so im trying to take advantage while i got some cash to build the stroker engine. i know some shit about engines basic repairs and shit like that but not enough to make educated descisions about what i should be buyingOriginally posted by biggeazy-e@Sep 25 2007, 04:22 PM~8868819
J/W, are you building the engine, or having the shop that machines it assemble??
100%, If you decide to go with Vortec heads, go with the RHS Vortec, they are a few pounds heavier than the GM Vortec, making them less prone to cracks, and from what I've heard, flow better also... websiite is http://www.racingheadservice.comOriginally posted by Marxx@Sep 27 2007, 11:44 PM~8885279
Get yourself an Eagle or Scat 383 balanced rotating assembly, they come with crank, flywheel, harmonic balancer, pistons, rods, rings & bearings. Make sure your 350 block is clearanced by the machine shop for your added stroke, have the block hot tanked, magnuflexed, bored, cam bearings installed & brass freeze plugs installed.Then you'll need to get a matching cam & lifter set & cylinder heads, I 'd go with 64cc cast iron heads with 202 valves if you want higher compression/more power, make sure you get new valve springs, hardened seats, new valves and its a good idea to get new rocker arms and screw in studs but not a must, or you can go with the very efficient Vortech head but make sure you have a Vortech intake also if you go that route (alumnum heads are overkill unless your a hard core racer) Building a 383 stroker can be very expensive but can also be cost effective depending on the parts you buy and match together. Do alot of research on the net, there are tons of 383 or even 377 build up atricles online, do your homework before dropping that hard earned cash....
you guys busy at work?Originally posted by pink63impala@Sep 28 2007, 10:07 AM~8887405
i also work at a machine shop, build my own shit
if you decide to use stock parts ,make sure you have it balanced
there are cheaper /easier ways to go about stroking one, depending on what rods/pistons you have